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BACK TO BASICS – Earwig’s Lizard McGee Goes Acoustic For New Solo Album And Maiden British Tour Dates

Earwig mainman Lizard McGee is heading to the UK this month to play a series of shows in support of new solo album Spooky Jets At A Distance. The British dates will be the first performances outside the US for the Columbus, Ohio, musician, who’s been making and releasing records on his own LFM label since the early ’90s. Born out of frustration at the…
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ROBYN’S NEST – Nashville Base Enlivens Musical Palette of Charismatic Psych-Rock Songwriter

My first encounter with Robyn Hitchcock came while watching the BBC’s Whistle Test in the late 1980s. Hitchcock was performing one of his most lauded songs Brenda’s Iron Sledge, featuring the immortal lyric: All aboard Brenda’s Iron Sledge/Please don’t call me Reg/It’s not my name. From that point on I was hooked, quickly becoming one of his small, but devoted band…
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WAR ON CAN’T – Mark Nevin Takes On The Naysayers On Fifth Solo Album My Unfashionable Opinion

It may have escaped your notice in this competitive age of downloads and streaming, but Mark Nevin has quietly been amassing a considerable canon of solo material. Best known for his work with Fairground Attraction and Morrissey, My Unfashionable Opinion is his fifth solo album. While, by his own admission, his first two efforts were “breathtaking commercial failures,” he’s clearly…
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WOLF MOTHER – Kristin Hersh On Songwriting, 4AD And New Double Album Wyatt At The Coyote Palace

Thirty years on from the release of the first Throwing Muses EP Chains Changed Kristin Hersh is showing no signs of slowing down. Just six months after the release of the Bath White mini-album with power trio 50FOOTWAVE, she’s back with a new solo 24-truck double CD on which she plays all the instruments. Inspired by her autistic son’s fascination with the coyotes that hung around…
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